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CSS CSS Foundations Getting Started with CSS Adding CSS to a Page

External CSS page is not linking with index.html

I am on the Web Design video track and currently I am on the Adding CSS to a Page.

Here is my code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Adding CSS</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="HTML/Treehouse Practice/Adding CSS to a page/CSS/style.css">
    <style type="text/css">
        h1 {
            color: white;
            background-color: #E14607;

(Just the beginning part) -- I am not sure as to why my link tag is not working. I have tried many different things and they are not working.

2 Answers

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson
7,625 Points

Hi Caitlin! It looks like it could be a path problem. Is your CSS file in the same folder as your html file? Or maybe in a CSS folder under it?

The path you're using in the <link> tag is a relative path (it doesn't start with a /), so it's thinking that there's a folder in the same folder as your html file named HTML, then a folder inside of it called Treehouse Practice, etc.

Logan R
Logan R
22,989 Points

Try adding Http:// to the beginning of the link. It should solve the problem.

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson
7,625 Points

Adding http:// to the beginning of a folder based path probably won't fix the issue since there's no hostname there. I think she's probably linking to a relative path and the folders just aren't quite right.

Thank you Alan! I actually ended up taking out the whole path and just having CSS/style.css and it worked. I think the key was that the folder it is in, is named CSS (capitalized).

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson
7,625 Points

Awesome! Be sure to mark my answer Best Answer if it solved your problem :smile: